wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Trak N Tell’s IoT device for cars now connects 20K vehicles in India

IoT startup Trak N Tell’s GPS-based car tracker device is now present in more than 20,000 vehicles across the country, the company said in a statement. The Gurgaon-based company enables car owners and fleet owners to track their vehicles using their smartphones. It claims that the vehicle can be turned off or immobilized to prevent theft. For this, it uses Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT capabilities and also provides vehicle’s performance and trip data into a smartphone app. The app can predict engine failure, notify car owners on preventive maintenance, provides a system for fuel monitoring, over speeding alerts, among others.

Apart from this, sensors fitted in cars provide data about the location and usage patterns of the vehicle, while all such data is relayed back into a cloud infrastructure, and displayed to users in real-time. The company claims that currently, its ‘Connected Cars’ product has prevented at least 61 instances of car theft. In addition to car data collection, the device can also be used to notify drivers of over-speeding and its ‘Impact Alert Calling’ feature automatically places a call to nearby emergency services in case of an accident.

Trak N Tell had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a cluster investors including the likes of Brian Acton, Co-Founder, WhatsApp in July last year. The company also sells its devices in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Rwanda and USA. Its customers include OEMs, as well individual car/bike owners.


In India, Trak N Tell competes with MapMyIndia’s plug and play device called DriveMate that connects to cars via the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port. Reliance Jio also unveiled its ‘Jio Car Connect’ device in partnership with US-based AirWire. Automobile manufacturing companies like Honda and Mahindra had earlier unveiled their own ‘Connected Cars’ platform for vehicle tracking, engine health monitoring, and trip details. However, these devices will work only with the manufacturer’s vehicles.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.



The Delhi High Court should quash the government's order to block Tanul Thakur's website in light of the Shreya Singhal verdict by the Supreme...


Releasing the policy is akin to putting the proverbial 'cart before the horse'.


The industry's growth is being weighed down by taxation and legal uncertainty.


Due to the scale of regulatory and technical challenges, transparency reporting under the IT Rules has gotten off to a rocky start.


Here are possible reasons why Indians are not generating significant IAP revenues despite our download share crossing 30%.

You May Also Like


Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...


135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...


Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...


By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ